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Erratum to: Gastrointestinal Failure score in critically ill patients: a prospective observational study

Critical Care200812:435

https://doi.org/10.1186/cc7135

Published: 27 November 2008

The original article was published in Critical Care 2008 12:R90

Following the publication of our article [1] we noticed an error in Table 2. All values are presented as mean ± standard deviation but some, where indicated in the table, should in fact be presented as n [%].
Table 2

Admission and outcome parameters of study patients

  

IAH

 

FI

 

Admission parameters

Total

Absent

Present

P

Absent

Present

P

Number of patients [%]

264 [100.0]

192 [72.3]

72 [27.3]

 

110 [41.7]

154 [58.3]

 

Male sex (n [%])

166 [62.9]

117 [60.9]

49 [68.1]

0.178

60 [54.5]

106 [68.8]

0.013

Age (years)

53.8 ± 20.0

52.3 ± 21.0

57.8 ± 16.8

0.047

48.6 ± 21.0

57.5 ± 18.5

< 0.001

Diabetes (n [%])

35 [13.3]

26 [13.5]

9 [12.5]

0.502

11 [10.0]

24 [15.6]

0.128

Readmission (n [%])

8 [3.0]

6 [3.1]

2 [2.8]

0.622

2 [1.8]

6 [3.9]

0.287

Sedation (n [%])

243 [92.0]

174 [90.6]

69 [95.8]

0.125

98 [89.1]

145 [94.2]

0.103

Vasoactive/inotrope (n [%])

200 [75.8]

136 [70.8]

64 [88.9]

0.001

67 [60.9]

133 [86.4]

< 0.001

Surgical profile (n [%])

175 [66.3]

122 [63.5]

53 [73.7]

0.080

67 [60.9]

108 [70.1]

0.077

Laparatomy (n [%])

60 [23.3]

21 [15.6]

31 [43.7]

< 0.001

9 [8.4]

51 [34.0]

< 0.001

Enteral feeding (n [%])

49 [18.6]

42 [21.9]

7 [9.7]

0.015

25 [22.7]

24 [15.6]

0.095

APACHE II score (points)

14.2 ± 7.7

13.5 ± 7.6

16.0 ± 7.7

0.016

11.8 ± 7.3

15.8 ± 7.6

< 0.001

BMI (kg/m2)

27.6 ± 13.1

25.4 ± 4.6

33.1 ± 22.2

< 0.001

25.8 ± 5.6

28.9 ± 16.4

0.080

SOFA score (points)

7.0 ± 4.2

6.3 ± 4.2

8.9 ± 3.6

< 0.001

5.3 ± 4.2

8.2 ± 3.8

< 0.001

Fluid gain in first 24 hours (l)

2.4 ± 3.6

2.0 ± 2.4

3.6 ± 5.5

0.001

1.7 ± 2.4

2.9 ± 4.2

0.007

MAP (mmHg)

81.5 ± 15.9

82.1 ± 16.4

80.5 ± 15.0

0.512

82.1 ± 15.8

81.3 ± 16.1

0.758

IAP (mmHg)

8.5 ± 4.7

6.5 ± 3.8

12.1 ± 4.0

< 0.001

6.3 ± 4.0

9.5 ± 4.6

< 0.001

CVP (mmHg)

11.6 ± 5.7

10.3 ± 4.9

14.3 ± 6.3

< 0.001

10.4 ± 5.1

12.2 ± 5.9

0.031

PIP (cmH2O)

23.9 ± 6.2

22.6 ± 6.0

27.2 ± 5.2

< 0.001

22.5 ± 6.5

24.8 ± 5.7

0.006

PEEP (cmH2O)

9.2 ± 4.2

8.5 ± 4.1

11.2 ± 3.7

< 0.001

7.8 ± 4.1

10.2 ± 3.9

< 0.001

Lactate (mmol/l)

4.6 ± 5.4

4.4 ± 4.6

4.9 ± 6.9

0.519

4.4 ± 4.9

4.7 ± 5.7

0.741

FI (n [%])

124 [47.0]

69 [35.9]

55 [76.4]

< 0.001

-

-

 

IAH (n [%])

42 [15.9]

-

-

 

3 [2.7]

39 [25.3]

< 0.001

Gastrointestinal failure (FI+IAH; n [%])

36 [13.6]

-

36 [50.0]

 

-

36 [23.4]

 

Outcome parameters

       

   MV (days)

7.4 ± 11.9

4.3 ± 6.1

15.5 ± 18.0

< 0.001

3.6 ± 5.9

10.0 ± 14.1

< 0.001

   ICU stay (days)

8.8 ± 12.8

5.6 ± 7.3

17.5 ± 19.0

< 0.001

4.8 ± 6.9

11.7 ± 15.1

< 0.001

   ICU mortality (n [%])

39 [14.8]

21 [10.9]

18 [25.0]

0.005

7 [6.4]

32 [20.8]

0.001

   28-day mortality (n [%])

54 [20.5]

36 [18.8]

18 [25.0]

0.171

13 [11.8]

41 [26.6]

< 0.001

   90-day mortality (n [%])

75 [28.4]

48 [25.0]

27 [37.5]

0.033

17 [15.5]

58 [37.7]

0.002

The values are presented as mean ± standard deviation, if not stated otherwise. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation; BMI, body mass index; CVP, central venous pressure; FI, food intolerance; IAH, intra-abdominal hypertension; IAP, intra-abdominal pressure; ICU, intensive care unit; MAP, mean arterial pressure; MV, mechanical ventilation; PEEP, positive end-expiratory pressure; PIP, peak inspiratory pressure; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.

Table 2 should therefore appear as shown in this correction.

Notes

Declarations

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Clinic of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Tartu
(2)
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, East Tallinn Central Hospital, Ravi
(3)
Clinic of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Tartu University Hospital
(4)
Klinik für Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin, DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick, Salvador-Allende-Straße

References

  1. Reintam A, Parm P, Kitus R, Starkopf J, Kern H: Gastrointestinal Failure score in critically ill patients: a prospective observational study. Crit Care. 2008, 12: R90-10.1186/cc6958.PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar

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